Our Test- and Validation Center Wegberg-Wildenrath ensures quality. We use the latest equipment to test vehicles rigorously and prepare them for certification.
Furthermore our new Rail Service Center in Munich Allach is available for all your maintenance needs.
With rapid technological change, it’s essential to keep the knowledge of your employees up to date. Our comprehensive training program enables your employees to acquire expertise and practical knowledge directly from the manufacturer.
Certified Test and Validation – The Test and Validation Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath
Locomotives, entire trains, trams, metro vehicles – just about every type of rail vehicle makes its way to Wegberg-Wildenrath at some time or other. That is because the town near the Dutch border is home to the world's second largest certification facility for rolling stock - with certification and accreditation from the state. And with a success story stretching back over 15 years.
Half the rail world as visitors
35 hectares of land, a 6.1-kilometer-long test oval, plus a smaller oval measuring 2.5 kilometers in length. Several test lines with a combined total of 30 kilometers of track – both standard and meter gauge. A permanent testing staff, consisting of 80 employees. Speed tests, braking tests, curve and gradient tests. Tests – both static and dynamic - under real and extreme conditions. For every kind of technology, every vehicle, every system, every market. 365 days a year, around the clock. We have hosted half of the world at trains in Wegberg-Wildenrath. Trains for Great Britain, Bulgaria, Spain, Vietnam; metros for Munich, Bangkok, Athens; trams for Paris, Amsterdam –they have all earned their certification here.
Everything under one roof
Underfloor platforms, roof-height platforms, a bogie changing device, a crane system, a turn-tilt table, tipping equipment, a high-voltage test system, an acoustic measuring rig – you will find them all here. The bogie changing device is able to lift 30 metric tons; the crane manages 20 metric tons. Railway operations from all around the world are simulated here, including cross-border traffic in Europe. And: although the Center belongs to Siemens, 25% of the trains tested come from other companies. The Center also makes its infrastructure available to third parties. All this really does put the Test and Validation Center in a class of its own!